Calendar of Events

Local Media Works provide event listings for 2018 which highlight important events taking place in the UK and worldwide, many of which are celebrating a significant anniversary during 2018. The listings can open up lots of new advertising and promotional opportunities for publishers. 

Examples used in local media in 2017-2018:

Find the full list of 2018 dates here: Calendar of Events

2018 Selection:

Start Date End Date Headline Venue
01/02/2018 28/02/2018 LGBT History Month Nationwide
05/02/2018 11/02/2018 International Street Paper Vendor Week Nationwide
06/02/2018 06/02/2018 Safer Internet Day Worldwide
09/02/2018 25/02/2018 2018 Winter Olympics PyeongChang, Republic of Korea
13/02/2018 13/02/2018 130 years ago: The Financial Times launched Nationwide
14/02/2018 14/02/2018 St Valentine's Day Worldwide
25/02/2018 25/02/2018 2018 Winter Olympic Games - closing ceremony Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, Gangwon-do, Pyeongchang-gun, Daegwalnyeong-myeon, Korea - Republic of
01/03/2018 01/03/2018 St David's Day Worldwide
01/03/2018 01/03/2018 World Book Day Nationwide
01/03/2018 31/03/2018 Women's History Month Nationwide
02/03/2018 02/03/2018 130 years ago: The Football League was formed Nationwide
03/03/2018 03/03/2018 30 years ago: Liberal Democrats founded  
08/03/2018 08/03/2018 International Women's Day Worldwide
08/03/2018 08/03/2018 Women Make the News Worldwide
11/03/2018 11/03/2018 200 years ago: Frankenstein published  
15/03/2018 19/03/2018 Dublin St Patrick's Festival Dublin, Ireland
17/03/2018 17/03/2018 St Patrick's Day Worldwide
17/03/2018 23/03/2018 Sport Relief Nationwide
19/03/2018 22/03/2018 Advertising Week Europe various venues, London
23/03/2018 23/03/2018 BBC Sport Relief dock10, The Studios, MediaCityUK, Salford, M50 2HQ, United Kingdom
01/04/2018 01/04/2018 100 years ago: RAF founded  
04/04/2018 04/04/2018 50 years ago: Martin Luther King Jr died Memphis, Tennessee
04/04/2018 04/04/2018 200 years ago: Congress adopted US flag  
21/04/2018 21/04/2018 The Queen's Birthday  
21/04/2018 21/04/2018 The Queen's Birthday Gun Salutes Parade Ground, Hyde Park/Gun Wharf,Tower of London
22/04/2018 22/04/2018 Virgin Money London Marathon London
23/04/2018 23/04/2018 St George's Day Nationwide
23/04/2018 23/04/2018 World Book and Copyright Day Worldwide
25/04/2018 25/04/2018 65 years ago: DNA was discovered Nationwide
01/05/2018 02/05/2018 Facebook F8 Conference San Jose, California, United States
01/05/2018 31/05/2018 Local & Community History Month Nationwide
02/05/2018 02/05/2018 Princess Charlotte of Cambridge's birthday  
03/05/2018 06/05/2018 Tour de Yorkshire various venues, Yorkshire
03/05/2018 03/05/2018 World Press Freedom Day Worldwide
03/05/2018 03/05/2018 UK local elections England
05/05/2018 05/05/2018 15 years ago: LinkedIn was launched Nationwide
08/05/2018 08/05/2018 VE Day - UK commemorations Nationwide
12/05/2018 12/05/2018 Eurovision Song Contest - grand final vtba, Lisbon, Portugal
22/05/2018 26/05/2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, SW3 4SL, London, United Kingdom
26/05/2018 26/05/2018 UEFA Champions League Final NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine
30/05/2018 30/05/2018 150 years ago: Memorial Day first observed  
01/06/2018 30/06/2018 London Evening Standard Food Month London
08/06/2018 09/06/2018 G7 summit - Canada hosts Le Manoir Richelieu, Quebec, Canada
09/06/2018 09/06/2018 Trooping The Colour - The Queen's official birthday parade Horse Guards Parade, London, SW1A, United Kingdom
10/06/2018 10/06/2018 Duke of Edinburgh's birthday - gun salute Parade Ground, Hyde Park/Gun Wharf Tower of London
10/06/2018 10/06/2018 The Duke of Edinburgh's birthday Nationwide
14/06/2018 15/07/2018 2018 FIFA World Cup various venues, Russia
19/06/2018 23/06/2018 Royal Ascot Ascot Racecourse, Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, SL5 7JX, Berkshire, United Kingdom
21/06/2018 21/06/2018 The Duke of Cambridge's birthday  
30/06/2018 30/06/2018 Social Media Day Worldwide
01/07/2018 01/07/2018 115 years ago: first Tour de France France
02/07/2018 15/07/2018 Wimbledon The All England Club, Wimbledon, Church Road, London, SW19 5AE, Greater London, United Kingdom
05/07/2018 05/07/2018 70 years ago: NHS Formed Nationwide
07/07/2018 29/07/2018 Tour de France various venues, Europe
07/07/2018 07/07/2018 Pride in London Parade various venues, London
07/07/2018 07/07/2018 7/7 bombings - Hyde Park memorial service Hyde Park 7/7 memorial, Hyde Park, London, SW7, United Kingdom
13/07/2018 08/09/2018 BBC Proms Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP, Greater London, United Kingdom
14/07/2018 14/07/2018 Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Final The All England Club, Wimbledon, Church Road, London, SW19 5AE, United Kingdom
15/07/2018 15/07/2018 Wimbledon Men's Singles Final The All England Club, Wimbledon, Church Road, London, SW19 5AE, United Kingdom
15/07/2018 15/07/2018 2018 FIFA World Cup - final Moscow
18/07/2018 18/07/2018 100 years ago: Nelson Mandela was born South Africa
22/07/2018 22/07/2018 Prince George of Cambridge's birthday  
05/08/2018 05/08/2018 On this day 100 years ago: The last Zeppelin airship bomb raid  
25/08/2018 27/08/2018 Notting Hill Carnival Notting Hill, London, W2, Greater London, United Kingdom
26/08/2018 26/08/2018 Women's Equality Day United States
31/08/2018 31/08/2018 21 years ago: Diana, Princess of Wales died United Kingdom
02/09/2018 02/09/2018 175 years ago: The Economist first published  
04/09/2018 04/09/2018 20 years ago: Google Inc founded  
08/09/2018 08/09/2018 130 years ago: The Football League's first season kicked off Nationwide
11/09/2018 11/09/2018 9/11 Day Worldwide
15/09/2018 18/09/2018 Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference Brighton Centre, King's Road, Brighton, BN1 2GR, East Sussex, United Kingdom
15/09/2018 15/09/2018 Prince Harry's birthday  
23/09/2018 26/09/2018 Labour Party Autumn Conference ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4FP, United Kingdom
27/09/2018 27/09/2018 20 years ago: Google launched  
30/09/2018 03/10/2018 Conservative Party Autumn Conference International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham, B1 2EA, United Kingdom
01/10/2018 31/10/2018 Black History Month Nationwide
01/10/2018 31/10/2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Month Worldwide
05/10/2018 14/10/2018 The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival various venues, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
20/10/2018 27/10/2018 Invictus Games Sydney, Australia
21/10/2018 21/10/2018 Trafalgar Day Parade Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom
02/11/2018 02/11/2018 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists Worldwide
05/11/2018 05/11/2018 Guy Fawkes Day Nationwide
11/11/2018 11/11/2018 Armistice Day Nationwide
11/11/2018 11/11/2018 Remembrance Sunday Nationwide
11/11/2018 11/11/2018 100 years ago: World War One ended Nationwide
14/11/2018 14/11/2018 The Prince of Wales' birthday  
15/11/2018 15/11/2018 Day of the Imprisoned Writer Worldwide
23/11/2018 23/11/2018 Black Friday Worldwide
26/11/2018 26/11/2018 Cyber Monday Worldwide
30/11/2018 30/11/2018 St Andrew's Day Worldwide


For more information please contact Justin Fenton at justin@localmediauk.org or 0207 963 7200.